Michael Braley — Clarity, Simplicity, Impact.
"The hard part is for some people is allowing themselves TO be that simple, and over complicate it, not more is better, but to overthink it … sometimes you're just done, you have it. It might take five minutes or it might take 3 weeks—but just stop when you know you have it.” — Michael Braley: Creative Director, Designer, Simplifier.
In this episode to talk to Michael Braley Creative director and simplifier graphic designer with over 25 years experience in branding and annual reports and most notably poster design. I catch up with him from Kentucky to discuss the power research, discovery, and sometimes just to know the right time to finish that project.
During our chat I learned a lot more than I knew before. His father, Richard Braley, designed the logo for Behr paint, he aspired to be in the same company as the co-workers at Cahan and Associates, and that even though he has created some visually stunning posters, he values the process of coming up with them more than the final. (Sound right up our alley)
Thanks Michael for being my first Skype interview, and keep it CSI!
Links, Mentions & resources
- Charles Anderson
- David Carson
- Tibor Kalman
- Neville brody
- Chermayeff Geismar
- Paul Rand
- Lester Beall
- Piet Zwart
- Paul Schuitema
- Dick Elffers
- Jan Tschichold
Cahan and Associates
- Neue-Haas Grotesk
- Trade Gothic
- Franklin Gothic
Where else to find Michael:
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A podcast series by George Garrastegui, Jr. — designer, educator and creative catalyst. Works In Process is a collection of discussions that exploring and demystify the creative process. I interview creative individuals to highlight and gain more insight into the way they work and the projects and/or products they produce.
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